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What's the deal with Kapotasana???
It's intense, yes. I can only assume that even for a relativity flexy body, there's a good level of intensity. On a not so good day, I struggle one arm at a time to catch, pant out five breaths and barely straighten my arms in version B.  On a great day, I easy drop-in, my inner ear pops so no outside sounds comes in and tension in my spine feels radiant.  Most days are somewhere in between.
I've been doing this pose fully for well over a year.  I can drop into the posture and am working on catching both heels at the same time.  That's not too shabby, right?  So why, oh why do I still do a mini "prep" backbend before.  Then look back at both sides to see my heels.  Fidget with my clothes a little bit (like that matters!) and finally, after much a-do, kapotasana.
I suspect the level of intensity this pose invokes is fully intended.  Both intensity and vulnerability come from the depth of the backbend and the body's orientation in space.  Exposing the front side of the body so dramatially takes...

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